Toybn 01:18

Liner Notes

Toybn (Doves), to a poem by Zishe Weinper [Weinperlekh] (1893–1957), explores the moods of loneliness and gloom mediated by the cooing of two white doves.

By: Neil W. Levin



Poem: Zishe Weinper [Zishe Weinperlech]
Sung in Yiddish

Doves are perched at my window,
Two white doves.
I will open the window
Open it for them.

In my quiet, lonely room
They will coo.
They will coo in my room,
The two white doves.

In the night of deep gloom
They will coo;
In the night of deep gloom
The two white doves will coo.


Poem: Zishe Weinper [Zishe Weinperlech]

toybn shteyen bay mayn fenster,
vayse toybn tsvey.
efenen vel ikh dem fenster,
efenen far zey.

in mayn shtiln, eynzam tsimer
vorken vein zey.
vorken vein in mayn tsimer
vayse toybn tsvey.

in der nakht fun shvern umet
vorken vein zey
in der nakht fun shvartsn umet,
vayse toybn tsvey.



Composer: Solomon Golub

Length: 01:18
Genre: Art Song

Performers: Ida Rae Cahana, Soprano;  John Musto, Piano

Date Recorded: 12/01/2001
Venue: Lefrak Concert Hall/Colden Center for the Arts (D), Flushing, New York
Engineer: Lazarus, Tom
Assistant Engineer: Frost, David
Project Manager: Schwendener, Paul

Additional Credits:

Translation: Eliyahu Mishulovin


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